Recreation CentersFree Basketball Clinic for Girls


The Hartford Families, Children, Youth and Recreation Department/Recreation Division offers a multitude of safe and quality programs that will focus on physical fitness, health awareness, sports, arts and crafts, cultural activities, and nutrition for residents of all ages and abilities.

Most programs are open and free to Hartford residents. Some programs have limited enrollment and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Applications and more detailed information on activities for kids, families and seniors, will be available by calling 860-757-4880 or visiting our neighborhood centers.



Arroyo and Parker Centers
Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 12: 00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Metzner and Willie Ware Centers:
Monday- Friday 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



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Holidays and Seasonal Shutdown Dates

  10/5/2018: Parker Center Closed
  10/8/2018: Holiday/Columbus Day
  11/5: Pre-Election – Metzner Center/Parker 
  Mutli-Purpose Room Closed
  11/6/2018: Election Day–
  Metzner Center/Parker Mutli-Purpose Room Closed
  11/7: Parker Multi-Purpose closed until 5pm
  11/12/2018: Holiday/Veterans Day
  11/21/2018: Thanksgiving Eve – All centers
  and pools will close at 3pm
  11/22/2018: Thanksgiving Day
  11/302018 – 4/8/2019: Willie Ware will be
  closed for a warming shelter
  12/11/2018: All Centers and Pools will be
  closed at 4:00pm
  12/24/2018: All Centers and Pools will be
  closed at 3:00pm
  12/25/2018: Holiday/Christmas
  12/31/2018: All Centers and Pools will be
  closed at 3:00pm
  1/2/2019: Holiday/ New Year’s
  1/7/2019 – 1/21/2019: Recreation Quarterly Shutdown

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM